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How bacterial communication ‘goes with the flow’ in causing infection, blockage

Researchers at Princeton University explored the effect of fluid flow on bacterial communication, or quorum sensing, which the single-celled organisms use when blocking pathways...
proteins

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

Using white blood cells to ferry potent cancer-killing proteins through the bloodstream virtually eliminates metastatic prostate cancer in mice, Cornell researchers have confirmed. Their...
brain

Brain monitoring takes a leap out of the lab

Bioengineers and cognitive scientists have developed the first portable, 64-channel wearable brain activity monitoring system that’s comparable to state-of-the-art equipment found in research laboratories. The...
batteries

Stable “superoxide” opens the door to a new class of batteries

While lithium-ion batteries have transformed our everyday lives, researchers are currently trying to find new chemistries that could offer even better energy possibilities. One...
nanowire

EU researchers develop efficient new nanowire analysis technique

A new time-efficient technique of determining nanowire polarity could help speed up the development of cutting edge nanosensor equipment in the EU.
molecule

Single molecule detection of contaminants, explosives or diseases now possible

A technique that combines the ultrasensitivity of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface invented by Penn State researchers will make it feasible...
solar

Innovation could revive incandescent lighting, bring more efficient solar cells

Incandescent lighting could make a comeback with a new type of filter that "recycles" infrared photons and improves efficiency, an innovation that also could...
battery

New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when...

Stanford researchers have invented a lithium-ion battery that turns on and off depending on the temperature. The new technology could prevent battery fires that have plagued laptops, hoverboards and other electronic devices.
Alzheimer’s

Study shows beneficial effects of blocking brain inflammation in an experimental...

A University of Southampton-led study has found that blocking a receptor in the brain responsible for regulating immune cells could protect against the memory...
wind

Texas tech to study wind farm efficiency using lidar technology

Carsten Westergaard and Pentalum Technologies will look into detecting and controlling the wake produced by wind turbines.
chromosomes

Xistential crisis: there’s more to the story in silencing X chromosomes

Work could lead to ways to counteract X-linked diseases in girls and women 
particle

Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change Division Research Highlights

Where particle droplets are forming affects clouds and Earth's incoming and outgoing energy
Yeast cells

In defence of pathogenic proteins

Protein deposits in cells, such as those associated with diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, can also be beneficial – at least for yeast cells,...
solar

X-rays reveal details of plastic solar cell production

Organic photovoltaics: TUM researchers observe molecular processes
nanoparticles

A ‘printing press’ for nanoparticles

New technique could facilitate use of gold nanoparticles in electronic, medical applications 
diamonds

‘Superdeep’ diamonds provide new insight into earth’s carbon cycle

Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered new insights into previously hidden parts of the earth’s carbon cycle. The team found that carbon...
cancer, antibiotics, gene editing, cell damage, arteries, enteric neuropathy, genes

Discovery could lead to more targeted drugs to stop cancer spread

Scientists have shed more light on a vital cluster of proteins that helps cells - including cancer cells - to move around the body. The...
lignin

Study: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team

Team from Rice, University of Wisconsin-Madison shows how nature handles lignin
tokamaks

PPPL physicists simulate innovative method for starting up tokamaks without using...

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have produced self-consistent computer simulations that capture the evolution of an electric...
c. diff

Antibiotics pave way for C. diff infections by killing bile acid-altering...

New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Michigan finds that bile acids which are altered by bacteria normally living in...